James Scurlock, an Employee/Plantiff lawyer with Wallace, Martin, Duke & Russell, PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas, has been practicing labor and employment law for 5 years and has been a Section Member since 2011. His practice primarily focuses on employment discrimination law with a special interest in ADA, FMLA, and Rehabilitation Act cases. He graduated with Honors from the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and while there he earned national recognition as a moot court advocate at the team and individual levels. As a law student, James argued the case of Meagley v. City of Little Rock before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. James continues to be involved as a guest judge for moot trial competitions at his law school alma mater. Mr. Scurlock describes this area of law as his passion and it is the area in which he spends most of his time as a lawyer guiding both employers and employees through the gauntlet that makes up this practice. He is an active member of the Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee, and finds the benefits of his membership to be increasing exponentially as he continues to practice law. He especially values the immediately useful information that goes out to all the members with regard to changes in the practice in both caselaw and technology. This self-described “tireless” lawyer is a great member to get to know.
Favorite Book: 1984 by George Orwell
Hidden Talent: The ability to organize and prioritize multiple major case tasks at one time.
Favorite Movie: “Dead Poets Society”
Dream Vacation: The Maldives
Midnight Snack: Chips and Salsa